Eighteen students of a pre-university (PU) college in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district were suspended earlier this week following skirmishes over an alleged interfaith relationship between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy.
The 14 boys and four girls belonged to the second-year science stream at Vittala PU College.
According to principal Adarsha Rai, some students associated with Hindutva outfits objected to the relationship between the girl and the boy when the matter came to light three months ago. The girl, the boy and their parents were called to the college and were let off with a warning, he said.
However, things escalated this Monday after a love letter was found in the girl’s bag upon inspection and it triggered tension between students from both communities on the campus. Some Hindu boys allegedly warned and heckled the Muslim boy for continuing to be in the relationship with the girl despite a warning.
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